A recent study conducted at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine has found higher levels of Vitamin D, specifically blood levels of 25 – Hydroxyvitamin D, are associated with a lowered risk of cancer.
The PLOS Once study pooled together the analysis of two previous studies involving a total of 2304 women. The researchers found women with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels of 40 ng/ml or greater had a 67% lower risk of cancer than women with levels of 20ng/ml or less.
The researchers do not identify a single daily recommended daily dose of Vitamin D, or how the Vitamin D is administered (sunlight, diet and/or supplementation). Their report indicates a significant decreased risk of developing cancer when serum levels of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D reach 40mg/ml or more.
Vitalia Health Care offers serum Hydroxyvitamin D testing. Call us today to find your blood Vitamin D levels. If your levels are low, one of our Naturopathic Doctors can recommend the appropriate dosage and form of Vitamin D supplement to meet your body’s needs.
Sharon L. McDonnell, Carole Baggerly, Christine B. French, Leop L. Baggerly, Cedric F. Garland, Edward D. Gorham, Joan M. Lappe, Robert P. Heaney. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations ≥40ng/ml Are Associated with >65% Lower Cancer Risk: Pooled Analysis of Randomized Trial and Prospective Cohort Study. PLOS ONE, 2016; 11(4): e0152441 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152441